Brabus G V12 S Biturbo – Click above for high-resolution image gallery

After over three decades of production, the big boxy Mercedes-Benz G-Class is not long for this world. (At least, not in three-door, short-wheelbase form.) But while a Final Edition is already being offered in Europe, you didn't think that Mercedes would leave it down to some extra chrome to bid auf weidersehen to its long-serving, all-conquering workhorse, did you? Of course not. At least, not if the boffins at AMG have anything to say about it, and if these rumors prove true.

The word circulating these interwebs is that AMG is planning to shoehorn in the twin-turbo V12 from the S65 AMG into the G-Wagen's engine bay for a monstrous twelve-cylinder rolling barn with 612 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of twist.

That's a lot of power no matter which way you look at it, but we already know it can be done. AMG is said to have produced a few such G-12s for custom order, as has its closely related tuning house Brabus (the result of which is pictured above). Would Affalterbach be able to find enough customers to officially offer such a vehicle? Go deep enough into Asian markets like Russia and the Gulf emirates and you just might find out.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Did anyone else just say "giggity giggity goo!" when they read this? I did. The G Wagon will forever go down as one of my all time favorite vehicles.
      Jason H
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm...looks like it is rolling its eyes at us... What!?!?!? You too good for us, Brabus?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think my left nut will have to go under the knife. Must... have... tt V12 G-vagen!!!!!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      It still will be slower than stock BMW X5M
      bronco boy
      • 3 Years Ago
      still looks like a Suzuki Samurai.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as I like the quirky G, putting a turbo V12 in one is just pointless.
      Rob K
      • 3 Years Ago
      To each's own, much horsepower do you need to go mall crawling?
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      German hummer.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's meaty
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess if you cram enough power into the engine bay, even the worst aerodynamic drag can be overcome.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every single Central and Eastern European gangster is longing for one.
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